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Yahara Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 457 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted May 12, 2014

Y.E.S. is a very good primary school. The principal is involved, fun and dynamic; the teaching staff is communicative, responsive and generally nurturing, with a good balance of education and fun. Almost all of the staff I've had the opportunity to deal with are great. I took away one star because I find one particular main office staffer condescending and at times downright unfriendly to both parents and students alike and unfortunately it's hard to get around having interactions with her, given her position on the "front lines" of the school. Other than that, however, Y.E.S. is great and I'm happy to send my 2 children here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

Yahara elementary has just been the best for my 2 children. Get staff and support! Couldn't ask for any better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

Yahara Elementary teachers, Principal Roy Bernards and staff are wonderful, very caring and understanding. The PTA works hard to have fundraisers for the school. Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

it is in the neighborhood. walking distance from home All parents and teachers work very well together. :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Wonderful staff that has exceeded my expectations! Thank You!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

The teachers are great. The administration cares and is supportive. It has great students that are kind, caring, fun and motivated to learn to become great people!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

The entire Yahara staff, from the principal to the custodians, all work so very hard to provide the best elementary school experience for each and every student. They are progressive and cutting-edge in their methods, open-minded in their processes, highly responsive in problem solving and complete thier jobs with a wonderfully positive attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Yahara is a family-centered school, where families have lots of opportunities to be involved in their children's education. There is a real sense of community there and the kid's take ownership in their school, allowing them to feel safe, happy, positive and excited to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Because I've had 4 daughters attend this school and they all loved it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

I love Yahara Elementary School because it is a fun environment. It has a great principal, great teachers, helpful working support staff, and wonderful kids. And of course, the parents are cool too.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 30, 2010

The principal, Roy Bernards, rocks. He knows everyones first and last names, and does his best to meet the needs of all the students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Yahara has caring atmosphere where kids enjoy learning. My son loves going to school every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

It's a great school that has great teachers and a wonderful principal. My kids have never said 'I don't want to go to school today', I think that says it all right there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

I have had 3 children attend this school over the last 19 years. The latest principal is by far the best yet! Majority of teachers are great too, very in tune and personable. One of the secretarys in the office is not very pleasant but she gets the job done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

We have a great group of parents involved in the PTA and volunteering to bring great programs and fundraisers to our school! We had the Pro Kids Show to YES last month. We have raised enough money to buy a few new playground pieces. what a great community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2007

I have 3 children who have all attended Yahara Elementary. All of the teachers are wonderful! My kids loved their teachers and the teachers are so friendly and on top of everything. I would get calls if homework was not in or if there were any concerns. This school in my book is one of the best anywhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2006

We have really enjoyed having our kids at YES. The only major part of the educational process that seems to be missing is a Gifted/Talented program. The principal, support staff and teaching staff is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2004

Rating 5* This is an outstanding school to enroll your child(ren). The staff is top notch and the school ranks very well in state testing year after year. One of our children has some special needs. Both the school and the district have done an outstanding job in providing the needed tools and personal to help make it the best education experience possible. I highly recommend the school, as do many other parents! If you are moving to the area - I suggest you check it out for yourself. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 75% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 91% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students56%
Female51%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin59%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled61%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant56%

Reading

All Students38%
Female42%
Male34%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin41%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled42%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant38%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students79%
Female91%
Male71%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin81%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled81%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant79%

Math

All Students63%
Female64%
Male63%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin68%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled67%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant63%

Reading

All Students48%
Female51%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin49%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled52%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant48%

Science

All Students81%
Female85%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin85%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled83%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant81%

Social Studies

All Students89%
Female94%
Male86%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin92%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabled90%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 84% 73%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Asian 4% 4%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Black, not Hispanic 3% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 10%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 3%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 86%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 64%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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234 N Lexington Pkwy
De Forest, WI 53532
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